From the filmmaker :
This is one of my favourite paintings by Rembrandt. The painting shows an intimate moment - a young woman just about to have a bath in a river. As a viewer I feel I'm intruding, observing something that should be private. It reminds me of a disturbing story by the French writer Guy de Maupassant, involving a young girl having a bath in a river. The girl gets raped and killed by a rich mayor walking by. My animation is loosely based on this story. I was interested in the killer's feelings. He experiences such strong, contradictory feelings about what he has done. Obsessed with it, he relives the moment every day and finally decides to commit suicide.
A piece inspired by Rembrandt, A Woman bathing in a Stream (Hendrickje Stoffels?), 1654